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Special year, special awards: The IIAR> Announces Industry Analysts and Analyst Relations of the Year Awards 2020

The IIAR> recognise top industry analysts and influencer relations professionals at a global virtual celebration; winners are IDC, Peggy O’Neill / Informatica, and the Oracle AR team  London, Friday 18th December 2020.  The Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR>), a not-for-profit member influencer relations association announced the winners of Analyst and Firm of the Year …

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IIAR> Webinar: IDC in 2021

Join us for a presentation for an overview of the IDC MarketScape product, methodology and discuss upcoming plans for 2021 Hosted by Andrew Hsu (@andrew0hsu, LinkedIn) and Yvonne Kaupp (@YveKaupp, LinkedIn), with Karen Moser / Director of Product Management, IDC (LinkedIn) , will share an overview of IDC’s evaluative research portfolio and showcase the new IDC RFI Dashboard tool …

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IIAR> Discussion Group: approaching research contracts negotiations in a pandemic

The Covid_19 and economic impact of lockdown is making 2020 truly unique, squeezing budgets for all companies. Most technology vendors hold contracts with the likes of Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Omdia, 451 and others ; and renewals for 2021 are predictably going to be tense.

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IIAR> Webinar: Peer Insights Updates

Gartner Peer Insights has recently made changes. Hear from Shannon Wedding (LinkedIn, @shannon_wedding) and Anatoli Olkhovets (LinkedIn, @anatoli_o) on what AR pros need to know about what’s new with Peer Insights. This webinar will be hosted by Andrew Hsu (@andrew0hsu, LinkedIn) / IIAR> Board Member for Events and Simon Jones (@SimonDestrier, LinkedIn) / IIAR> Board Member for Membership. Join …

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IIAR> Forum: Have your say on Gartner’s Initiatives for AR pros

Hard on the heels of Gartner’s presentation to IIAR> members on its new initiatives for AR professionals, we’re opening up the conversation to our member in an open forum session. Join us for a no holds barred debrief – to be held under the Chatham House Rule – where we’ll drill into the thought-provoking insights …

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IIAR> Webinar: Gartner’s Initiatives for Analyst Relations Professionals

As many have heard, Gartner has recently established an AR advisory team, similar to Forrester’s AR Council. They’ve also launched a new product specifically for AR professionals that we know many members have questions about. The IIAR is excited to invite Lindsay McKinney (LinkedIn, @lindsaymccune) / Sr. Director Analyst and Matt Goldman (LinkedIn) / Managing …

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IIAR> UK Chapter Meet-Up with Omdia

Join us on Tuesday 17th March for the first of many IIAR> meet-ups in London organised by the IIAR> UK Chapter. This will be the first in a series of forthgoing monthly get-togethers for IIAR> members and interested AR professionals to connect, network and enjoy drinks and discussions around AR related hot topics. We will …

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IIAR> Webinar: Forrester in 2020

Join us for a presentation from Sharyn Leaver / SVP, Research for Forrester’s 2020 plans. Hosted by Andrew Hsu (@andrew0hsu, LinkedIn) and Aniruddho Mukherjee (@aniruddho, LinkedIn), Sharyn (bio, @sharynleaver) will share Forrester’s big research themes for 2020, as well as how they are refreshing events. Plus, she’ll touch on analyst momentum and what it means for …

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IIAR> Webinar – Welcome to the party, Omdia!

It’s been fascinating to watch Ovum for the past 15+ or so years, acquiring Butler Group, merging and un-merging with Datamonitor, buying RHK and then been purchased by event giant Informa. The last chapter saw Informa buying the research-part of IHS, namely IHS Markit Technology (August 2019), Tractica (July 2018) and moving it all into …

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[GUEST POST] 20 mistakes analyst relations teams are making by Mark Peters / ESG (part 2)

If you read part 1 of my blog post ’20 mistakes analyst relations teams are making’ you will hopefully have learnt a few things. Including the fact that I am not shy when it comes to sharing my thoughts! So here we go with part 2 of my list of don’ts, pitfalls, and worst practices when it …

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[GUEST POST] 20 mistakes analyst relations teams are making by Mark Peters / ESG (part 1)

Good news: With improvements, everyone will see better resultsI’m going to make an assertion that will seem unnecessarily provocative. After working for a decade as an IT industry analyst—including interacting regularly with analysts from other firms — I am confident in saying that many, indeed perhaps most, analyst relations teams are sub-optimizing their relationships and, by …

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Au revoir Mathieu

It is with great sadness that we’re learning of Matthieu Poujol’s sudden departure. He was a well respected, recognised and knowledgeable professional, always helpful and kind but also great fun. And a dear friend of many in the AR community. The IIAR> Extended Board and AR community expresses its sincere condolences to his family and …

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